This year’s Amsterdam Art Weekend will take place from 26 – 29 Nov. For one long weekend, the heart of contemporary art beats in the Dutch capital. In an extensive program of over 90 exhibitions, performances, screenings and debates more than 50 participants showcase the newest developments in contemporary art.
At Foam visitors can enjoy three new exhibitions with contemporary artists:
- WE MAY HAVE MET BEFORE - CONTEMPORARY CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY
Tree- 1, 2014-2015 © Fan Xi
We May Have Met Before is an exhibition of he work of seven contemprary Chinese artists, from different generations, who reflect on today’s China. They all have strong links with the artistic tradition of their native country, while also offering new and refreshing perspectives on reality. The exhibition gives an insight into contemporary China, the current cultural environment there, new artistic developments and the position of photography.
- PAUL BOGAERS - MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTSOf Infinite Height, 2013-15 © Paul Bogaers / Courtesy Galerie Pennings
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts presents the work of Paul Bogaers which he created in the last five years. During this period, his work has developed from two-dimensional to the three-dimensional domain of assemblage, sculpture and installation, in which photography plays a vital role. With his combinations of both collected and personal photographs, he invites the viewer to discover surprising links. Bogaers makes extensive use of paper-mâché, a material not often embraced by fine artists.
- BRUNO ZHU - NEW ARRIVALS Installation view of Bruno Zhu - New Arrivals, 2015
With New Arrivals, Bruno Zhu (Portugal, 1991) remodels the Foam 3h library into another reading room – one that flattens the representation of reading itself. Twisting time and space, both physically and conceptually, the installation juxtaposes visual motifs from the private space into the public and vice versa. This way, Zhu light-heartedly explores his fascination for photography’s ambivalent symbol as surface and object, representation and appropriation. New Arrivals welcomes a new chapter into Bruno Zhu’s research on how desire works within consumer cultures.